Set up in 1995, East Grinstead Museum has a mission to preserve and develop the important collection of which it is the custodian.

This collection forms a unique combination recording both the story of a town which formed an historic staging post between London and the coast together with the McIndoe Collection and story of the Guinea Pig Club which is of worldwide interest and importance.

Staffed principally by volunteers our aim is as follows.

  • Maintaining a sustainable and resilient Museum
  • Safeguarding the collections through the highest standards of preservation, collections management and good governance
  • Making the collections accessible through inspirational and innovative interpretation, exhibitions, education and outreach to the community it serves.


  • East Grinstead Museum - Female Outline

    Amy Dillman

  • East Grinstead Museum - Female Outline

    Lester Porter

  • Dorothy Hatswell East Grinstead Museum

    Dorothy Hatswell

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    Bob Marchant

  • Julie Cole

  • Sarah Corn East Grinstead Museum

    Sarah Corn

  • Andrew Brock


  • Colin Chester

  • Alison Livesley

    Alison Livesley



10:00 am

Rebuilding Bodies and Souls

We are delighted to share our vision for the ‘Rebuilding Bodies and Souls’ flagship project for 2016-2018. In 2016, the 75th anniversary year of the…

An Image of Helen Beale

Helen Beale: Never at Sea

With the days getting shorter, why not pop into East Grinstead Museum and discover the story of Helen Beale? Helen Beale, who lived at Standen,…

Eleven Eleven

Following a successful call out to local artists, we are happy to announce our latest exhibition: Eleven Eleven. This exhibition will commemorate the end of…

East Grinstead History
10:00 am

History of Our Town

Although the new display in the old temporary space will devote itself to the history of the Queen Victoria Hospital, Sir Archibald McIndoe and the…